Whitechurch by Chris Lynch

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Two best friends are caught in a love triangle with fatal consequencesPauly and Oakley have been best friends since they were kids. When newcomer Lilly moves to their small New England town, both boys fall in love with her immediately. Unbalanced Pauly becomes Lilly’s boyfriend, and Oakley becomes the one she confides in—the one who always puts things right. But a love triangle can’t stay peaceful for long, and erratic, obsessive Pauly can’t be trusted. How can Oakley keep making things right when things are so very wrong? 
 

About Chris Lynch

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Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including"?Kill Switch, ?""Angry Young Man, "and?"Inexcusable", which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of "Freewill", "Gold Dust", "Iceman", "Gypsy Davy", and "Shadowboxer", all ALA Best Books for Young Adults;?"Extreme Elvin"?"Whitechurch", and "All the Old Haunts". He holds an M.A. from the writing program at Emerson College. He mentors aspiring writers and continues to work on new literary projects. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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In a starred review of this story set in a dilapidated New England town, PW wrote, ""With this unsettling, coolly polished novel, the author demonstrates once again his profound understandings of society's casualties, misfits and losers."" Ages 12-up.

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But Lilly plans to leave for college in Boston and, in the denouement, Pauly, thinking in his delusional state to maintain the status quo, commits a horrifying crime that finally forces Oakley to act for himself.

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For three friends --- Oakley, Pauly and Lilly --- life in the sleepy town of Whitechurch is about to change drastically.

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